Had a pretty good weekend gathering parts for the car.
Saturday I took the trip up North to this massive junkyard:
They have everything and the kitchen sink!
After walking around for a bit I was getting worried but then came across a fairly complete ABA cabby
And sorted at home:
I spent the rest of the afternoon cleaning up a bunch of the parts and then installed the rear bumper to connect my battery ground with one of its bolts. I also cleaned up the wiper assembly and got that in the car. It's amazing how well this stuff can clean up with a wire brush, purple power, acetone, and elbow grease.
Sunday I helped out with the Orchid Euro booth at Show and/or Go in NJ. During a lull I wondered around the other vendors and found a gentleman wearing a MK1 caddy tshirt selling some bits. He gave me a great deal on a chrome handle and an intake tube.
*Seller, if you're reading this I messed up and need the other chrome handle you had!!!!
The intake was pretty beat up, so I sprayed it down with paint remover and cleaned up the bare metal a bit. I think it looks 100x better now and I'm thinking I'll just give it a coat or two of clear and leave it.
Test fit in the car and I'm thinking it might near a brace or support to keep it safely distanced from the cam gear/timing belt:
Finally, I spent some time cleaning up the drivers door yesterday. These doors are going to need a ton of work..
Question: I believe they are GTI doors. What are the 4 square holes for in the bottom left corner?